Health Indicator Report of Foreign-Born Mothers
Many birth outcomes vary considerably by maternal birthplace and are addressed in the respective indicator profiles.
NotesData for White, Black, and Asian do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. Prior to 2010, the New York City Department of Health did not provide the New Jersey Department of Health with race and ethnicity data for the more than 3,000 births to New Jersey residents that occur in that city each year and still does not provide NJDOH with maternal birthplace. The additional race and ethnicity information creates an artificial increase in the number of births to mothers in each group (the denominator) but does not increase the number of foreign-born mothers (the numerator). Thus, rates appear to decline sharply in 2010 when it is merely a data artifact.
Data SourceBirth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, New Jersey Department of Health
DefinitionMaternal birthplace or nativity is where the mother was born as recorded on a Certificate of Live Birth. For this report, foreign-born includes everyone not born in the 50 states, D.C., or U.S. territories.
NumeratorNumber of live births to foreign-born mothers
DenominatorTotal number of live births
Page Content Updated On 11/03/2017, Published on 11/03/2017